Future Olympian on board Champion cyclist Sarah Storey and her gold medallist husband thrilled to be expecting first baby
15:55 GMT, 13 December 2012
Cyclist Sarah Storey has revealed her golden year has come to an 'amazing' close with the news that she is expecting her first baby.
The child will certainly have good sporting genes as Sarah claimed two golds at London's Paralympic Games while
her husband Barney, 35, won his third gold medal riding tandem pilot with
Paralympian Neil Fachie in the 1k time trial.
Sarah, 34, from Disley, revealed she is 13 weeks pregnant and had
her first scan on Monday, as she filmed a pilot for a cycling documentary today.
Parents to be: Sarah and Barney, pictured celebrating their medal success this summer, are delighted to be expecting their first child
She then shared the news on Twitter writing: 'Well the exciting week we are having gets even more exciting because @barneystorey and I are expecting a baby in June. Happyhappyhappy'.
She later added: 'Thank you so much for all your messages, to answer a few Q's, I am almost 13 weeks pregnant and have been really well, no sickness.'
Proud Barney, 35, said they were both thrilled.
He said: 'It's fantastic. I just don't know if 2012 can get any better with the Olympics and now this.
Champion: Sarah is Britain's most successful Paralympian with 11 gold medals in swimming and cycling and is nominated for Sports Personality of the Year
'It's amazing news, but I can't really compare it to winning gold in the Olympics, they are two very different things.'
The couple, who married in 2007, said they will wait until the birth to find out the sex of the baby.
Barney added: 'As long as it's healthy and happy we don't care. It's very very early days in terms of Sarah's pregnancy.'
Soon to have a cousin to play with: Sarah with her nephew Gethin Crayford
Barney said the couple plan to create a nursery at their home in Disley, where three postboxes were painted gold in honour of their success over the summer. 'We plan to stay in our house there, we really like living in Disley,' he said.
Sarah, who was born without her left hand, is Britain's greatest ever Paralympian, having won 11 gold medals in swimming and cycling. She has an OBE and has been nominated for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Delighted: The cyclist shared her happy news with followers via Twitter
Barney, who is partially sighted, has three gold Paralympic medals from Beijing and London and was awarded an MBE in 2009.
Only time with tell if the newborn will follow in the tyre tracks of its now famous parents.
Barney added: 'As for sport – I'm sure it will enjoy different spots here and there and we will support that but we certainly won't be pushing it into competing in future Olympic games!'